The stunning finale to Africa Utopia is a high-energy triple-bill featuring West Africa's biggest stars.
Led by Senegalese singer/human-rights campaigner Baaba Maal, the concert features the powerful voice, infectious guitar playing and skilful song-writing of Baaba Maal, backed by his band.
He's joined by Mali's ngoni virtuoso Bassekou Kouyaté, known for his remarkable improvisations on the West African lute. His band Ngoni Ba's 2007 release 'Segu Blue' was listed in The Guardian's '1000 Albums to Hear Before You Die' and won a string of awards that year.
Plus Guinean vocalist/kora player, Mory Kant, remembered for a string of Afro-Western dancefloor hits during the '70s and '80s (his 1988 dance smash 'Yeke Yeke' was the first African record to sell a million records) makes a rare London appearance. His music blends traditional African music with jazz, Afro-Cuban, Caribbean, Middle Eastern, and Maghreb to create an infectious, fresh Afro-pop sound.
A real celebration of Africa today through music, dance and storytelling with plenty of surprises and more special guests, this is an unmissable night - guaranteed to have you on your feet.
'Baaba Maal is one of the most intense and creative musicians of his generation.' (The Times)
'Both ancient and utterly contemporary ... like some African answer to Hendrix.' (The Guardian on Bassekou Kouyate)
'Soaring vocals and impressive multi-instrumental work' (The Guardian on Mory Kant)
Free download of Amzo D's remix of Dakar Moon from Baaba Maal's latest album (Television), exclusive to Southbank Centre: